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Comparison between HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4

When we think about fierce competitions in the smartphone market, two names that readily come to the mind are Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. These two rivals are both available at a starting price of $480. Therefore, to help you in choosing the best suitable option we provide you with the most comprehensive comparison by taking into account their battery life, display, specifications and other features.


Design and Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S4 has polycarbonate casing and is therefore lighter than HTC One. The S4 weighs about 130 grams while its rival weighs about 143 grams. The S4 has dimensions of 5.38X2.75X0.31 inches while HTC One has dimensions of 5.41X2.69X0.37 inches. Therefore, Galaxy S4 is also slimmer than HTC One. The S4 includes a Krait 300 quad-core processor with the clock speed of 1900MHz. The HTC One includes a quad-core processor with the clock speed of 1700MHz. The processor power in both the devices is backed with 2GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU and a 600 chipset from Qualcomm Snapdragon.

Display and Sound

Both the devices offer similar displays. The Galaxy S4 has a 5.0-inch display with full HD resolutions of 1920X1080 pixels and pixel density of 441ppi. The HTC One has a 4.7-inch display with full HD image and video quality. The device has 461ppi pixel density. Regardless of the lighting conditions, the display screens are clearly visible. A clear robust sound is also provided by these devices.

Battery Life

When comparing the battery life, HTC One has a slight edge over its competitor. HTC One includes a Li-ion battery of 2300mAh as compared to the 2600mAh Li-ion battery of Galaxy S4. HTC One offers a talktime of 18 hours in 3G whereas the S4 offers a talktime of about 17 hours.


HTC One has an efficient 4MP camera with extensive features like the HDR, the Burst mode and the back-illuminated sensor. The phone provides with high quality and unique videos and photos. However, the Galaxy S4 includes a primary camera of 13MP which is perfect for both the photography enthusiasts and everyday users. HTC One has a secondary camera of 2.1MP with optical image stabilization and HDR suitable for video conferencing. However, the S4 has a secondary camera of 2MP which gives satisfactory results too.

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